#Friday (and #Monday) and we have things to do to #MakeArt!

52 Every color has an opposite, called a complement. Complementary colors sit opposite one another in the color wheel. Additionally, all colors are affected by the presence of other colors. Even the smallest presence of a complement will enhance the intensity of a color when it is present in the same visual field. The presence of red, for instance, will cause the retina to “seek” green in the other colors present, hereby enhancing all parts of the green spectrum. If you wish to intensify a color in a composition, place some of its complement nearby. This applies to all media. The effective use of color is one of the greatest tools at an artist’s disposal. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Art Foundations: Metals: Etching, Riveting, Jump Rings and DESIGN

  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: What designs have you come up with? Take 5 minutes to share your ideas with your neighbors and get some feedback about them. What are 3 things that are strong and successful? What are 3 things that you feel needs work in the design? How are you going to ETCH and how are you going to RIVET? What about JUMP RINGS?
  • G: What are your plans for the metal? We will be etching and riveting to create a work of wearable art. What are your plans? What have you accomplished today in the planning of the work and preparation of the work? Are you ready for the next step?
More cool Ideas in ETCHING! 

Digital Art: Literature Time – Are You READY!

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A:DAY 1: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? As you have read, listened to the “literature”, what have you pulled from the “story?” Is it a phrase, an idea and feeling from the ENTIRETY of the story? IS it a character? Is it something entirely different? This is going to be your PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION about the work of literature.
  • G: Looking over the THUMBNAILS and SKETCHES you CAME IN WITH… What have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).
What are you doing to ILLUSTRATE your work of LITERATURE? 

Intro To Painting: PAINTING IN ACRYLICS – WORK TIME and a demo on the next steps…

  • Critique Next Time. Don’t forget to bring FOOD STUFF!.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. DAY 9. Critique Day in a few days! What?
  • We are working the paintings for TECHNIQUES. What TECHNIQUES that you have learned and are using in your paintings?
  • G: What have you accomplished in the full range and processes of painting? Be prepared to identify the techniques and processes you went through in each. ALSO – Be prepared to begin the ideas of the next painting in studio using acrylics and all the skills you have learned. It is time for our ACRYLIC PORTRAITS. We are RESEARCHING some artists – I’ll have a list for you the DAY AFTER we critique – but here it is for those who want to do a little leg work ahead of time.

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